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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-0986

The mail function in PHP 4.x to 4.2.2 does not filter ASCII control characters from its arguments, which could allow remote attackers to modify mail message content, including mail headers, and possibly use PHP as a "spam proxy."
Publish Date : 2002-09-24 Last Update Date : 2017-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2002-08-23
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- Products Affected By CVE-2002-0986

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application PHP PHP 3.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application PHP PHP 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application PHP PHP 4.0.1 Patch2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application PHP PHP 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application PHP PHP 4.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application PHP PHP 4.0.3 Patch1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application PHP PHP 4.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application PHP PHP 4.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application PHP PHP 4.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application PHP PHP 4.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application PHP PHP 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application PHP PHP 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application PHP PHP 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application PHP PHP 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application PHP PHP 4.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application PHP PHP 4.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2002-0986
XF php-mail-ascii-injection(9959)
BID 5562 PHP Mail Function ASCII Control Character Header Spoofing Vulnerability Release Date:2002-08-23
REDHAT RHSA-2002:248
REDHAT RHSA-2003:159
REDHAT RHSA-2002:243
REDHAT RHSA-2002:244
REDHAT RHSA-2002:214
REDHAT RHSA-2002:213
SUSE SuSE-SA:2002:036
CERT-VN VU#410609
BUGTRAQ 20030707 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.032] OpenPKG Security Advisory (php)
CALDERA CSSA-2003-008.0
BUGTRAQ 20020823 PHP: Bypass safe_mode and inject ASCII control chars with mail()

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-0986

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